All CSM courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. Taking a CSM course and the corresponding evaluation designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.
Our CSM training is focused on Scrum basics and the ScumMaster role. Besides the basic concepts the training includes discussions and group dynamics about the necessary soft skills for a ScrumMaster, aspects of technical excellence for the Scrum Team, and company-oriented Scrum implementation aspects.
Target audience: Project Managers, Software Developers, Functional Managers, Operations, Sales, Marketing, Engineers and Architects, executives.
Prerequisites: Experience with project management.
Exam: At the end of the training an 1-hour long exam is given in order to assess students acquired knowledge. This exam is based on the official CSM Exam given by the ScrumAlliance. The certification does not depend on this exam’s final results.
• Sharing Scrum and Agile information
• How they work
• Why they work
• The differences between Agile and Scrum
• Organizational readiness
• The Scrum framework
• The roles (including what happens to the role of leaders and project managers)
• The meetings in Scrum
• A deeper look into Scrum
• The Scrum Artifacts
• How to put all of the concepts together
• Creating a Product Backlog
• Sprint Backlog Management
• Creating meaningful Product Backlog items
• Potential pitfalls and how to watch for them
Both days are filled with hands on activities. This is not an 8 hour Power Point lecture. The instructor weaves in meaningful examples, real stories, and useful activities to teach topics. Questions and classroom dialogue are encouraged
The Twin Cities own local Certified Scrum Trainer, Lonnie Weaver-Johnson, delivers a dynamic course filled with practical exercises and real world examples. Experienced Scrum practitioners will walk away with ideas for improving their Scrum practices and students brand new to Scrum will have a solid understanding of what Scrum is and how to get started.
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Conscires Agile Practices
Conscires Agile Practices provides Agile Assessment, Coaching and Mentoring, Consulting, and Training. Our focus is to support you in choosing the right Agile practices for the success of your organization.
Conscires’ mission is to create transparent and collaborative organizations where employees are empowered to make their own decisions and take ownership for their work. This environment will improve the overall morale of the company and boost productivity. It starts with coaching the managers to become better leaders and reducing the noise that causes competing priorities and distractions to allow these leaders to set clear goals that can easily be followed by the team.